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Jessica Brobald

Jessica Brobald, Managing Director


My Job

I lead the Grayling team in Brussels, providing high-level strategic advice to clients in the healthcare, agri-food, and chemical sectors

I help companies and trade associations understand and successfully manage their political and regulatory issues. This includes the development of strategies, messaging and positions, direct and indirect engagement with decision-makers and influencers.

My Experience

Over 15 years in Brussels :

  • Over 7 years in consultancies working on agri-food, chemicals, healthcare and sustainability.
  • 8 years in house with Syngenta, world leader in crop protection and seeds.

My Proudest Achievements

Building from scratch one of the practices of a leading consultancy in Brussels.

My Education

  • LLM IP Law (KULeuven), MA European Political and Administrative Studies (College of Europe)
  • MA International Relations (Universit√© Catholique de Louvain)
  • BA (Hons) in European Politics (University of Kent)

My Languages

English, French, Dutch, Italian

My Interests outside work

Spend quality time with my family, travel around the world, look for stunning landscapes. I also play field hockey and love swimming.

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

When I was in-house, Syngenta was unknown in Brussels. I developed a strong narrative around innovation and sustainability, including proof points and examples from the company’s CSR and product stewardship programme. Then I met with stakeholders. I was so passionate about my work that one day, I was asked which NGO I was representing.

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